New Hyundai i10 prices announced

* Entry-level prices stay at £8345 * Cheaper than comparable Volkswagen Up * Five-door city car on sale in January...

New Hyundai i10 prices announced

The new Hyundai i10 will start at the same price as the old car when it arrives in showrooms in January - £8345 - and will still undercut rivals like the Volkswagen Up.

The new five-door city car’s line-up will start with S trim, equipped with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 65bhp and emitting 108g/km of CO2. Standard equipment includes central locking, electric front windows, CD player with a USB connection, six airbags and Isofix points. The base price of £8345 rises to £8995 if you opt for the ’S Air’ edition that also includes air-conditioning.

Those prices look fairly aggressive compared with the Up - a car that Hyundai has openly stated it is targeting with the latest i10. The cheapest five-door version of the baby VW costs £8560, and the cheapest edition with air-conditioning, the ‘Move Up’, costs £9710 in five-door trim - or more than £700 more expensive than the Hyundai.

Moving up to the i10’s SE trim brings air-con as standard, plus remote central locking, electric rear windows, electric heated door mirrors and driver’s seat height adjustment. It also opens up further engine options; you can have the same 1.0-litre unit as the base model, now from £9295, or switch to the 86bhp 1.2-litre four-cylinder unit, which emits 114g/km of CO2 and costs £9795. It’s also available with an automatic gearbox, from £10,495.

The range-topping i10 spec is called Premium. It adds alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, steering wheel-mounted stereo controls, front fog lights, rear speakers, door mirror indicators, side body mouldings and leather steering wheel. It costs £9995 with the 1.0-litre engine - or more than £1200 less than a five-door High Up - and £10,495 with the 1.2 litre.

The i10’s options list will include different alloy wheels, a Connectivity Pack, a Winter Pack (heated steering wheel and heated front seats) and a Driver Assist Pack that brings rear parking sensors and cruise control with a speed limiter.

All models get five seats - apart from the eco-focused, four-seat Blue Drive edition (SE trim only), which gets stop-start to help bring its 1.0-litre engine’s CO2 emissions down to 98g/km.

The new Hyundai i10 is available from January 30 2014.